A Little Bit Me


Welcome!  I’m so glad you stumbled upon this little blog where I post things that I find important to me and my family or just silly, random stuff.  I’m just a silly, random girl. I’m in love will all things Captain America (tattoo to prove) and Joss Whedon.  All Things. I’m weird. I ramble.

I am an obsessive project manager (PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, SSGB) who loves to read, dabble with crafts, and save the world – one furry creature at a time. I’m not that great of a blogger nor is my life very interesting, but the important part is that it’s mine.

I have no idea what I’m doing but I decided it was time I the world had a little piece of my thoughts and my projects – whether it wants it or not.

Fate, karma, kismet, whatever you call it led me to meeting my wonderful husband.  Through a completely random happenstance, we ended up working in the same department for the same person, sitting side-by-side. My husband and I have four wonderful furry children – Sookie, Special Agent Jack Bauer, Oreo, and Daphne (2 dogs and 2 cats).

While I was very active as a child – playing softball, soccer, tennis, and a little bit of golf – I was also always sick.  I may have missed school a lot but I sure didn’t miss a game unless I was in the hospital.  It was where I could lose myself and not think about the pain.  I also carried a book with me every where I went from as long as I can remember.  There are pictures of me reading an 8th grade textbook when I was around 7 or 8 because I had read every thing in the house already. As pain has taken over more, books are more of an escape for now than being athletic.  As a matter of fact, people meet me now and I have to prove through pictures and my parents that I was very athletic for years and years.  These days my athletic prowess extends only to not hitting my shins on the coffee table or tripping down the stairs.  Graceful – I’m not.  Never was actually.

Though I was sick from as long as I can remember, no real diagnosis was ever made for me.  I was a “nervous” child, an “anxious” child.  It was emotions or in my head.  Years and years of doctor’s appointments and tests – both non-invasive and invasive.

Finally after all the years of widespread pain, dizziness, massive stomach issues, fainting, fatigue, etc I had an encounter in the ER with a doctor who listed, and asked me lots of questions.  He recommended me to a physician who was very familiar with the types of issues that I described.  Low and behold, finally, in 2005 I was diagnosed with a form of Dysautonomia – Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).  In the years that followed more diagnoses were identified, more specialists were seen, and more medications were added to my ever growing list (Fibro, MCAS, EDS, IBS, and more and more and more – seriously – and more). Since my initial diagnosis I have come to find the most amazing support groups through Facebook and I have built some amazing friendships both through the love of crafts, makeup, and dealing with an invisible illness which is debilitating at most times.

I hope you stick around. Take a look. Read a few.  Please don’t get offended.  Subscribe if you want.  Sometimes I post frequently and other times months will go by.  I’d love if you’d say Hi on a post in the comments or even provide your Top 5 Favorites in our Top 5 lists.

 

 

 

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